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Bikie builders still in dark on new laws

Builders who are also members of declared criminal bikie clubs will lose their jobs from July unless they quit the club. However, the Queensland Government has yet to detail how the licensing restrictions will work and how the builders have to prove they are no longer club members. That is despite postponing the licensing restrictions …

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Freedom Ride gathers rider support

More than 5000 riders are expected to attend the Last Stand Freedom Ride to Canberra to protest various state anti-association and consorting laws on December 1. Organiser Dale Maggs says support for the rally has gathered pace since last Friday’s High Court verdict to reject the application by the United Motorcycle Clubs to throw out Queensland’s …

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Riders protest the laws at the January 26 rally in Roma St

High Court rejects appeal against anti-bikie laws

The High Court of Australia has rejected an appeal against Queensland’s “anti-bikie” laws, including the Orwellian Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Act. However, more challenges to the laws are expected to be mounted. The man who drafted the appeal against Queensland’s draconian “anti-bikie” laws says it will take some time to distill the long and complex …

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VLAD laws expected to be quashed

The man who drafted the appeal against Queensland’s draconian “anti-bikie” VLAD laws believes they will be quashed late today. Honorary legal counsel for the United Motorcycle Clubs in Queensland and NSW, Barrister Wayne Baffsky, says he’s “praying” that the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) laws will be overturned, but is concerned about precedence regarding a …

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Little Mick awaits the VLAD laws decision

High Court verdict on VLAD laws tomorrow

The High Court of Australia is expected to hand down its decision on Queensland’s “anti-bikie” laws tomorrow (November 14) about 9.30am AEDT (8.30am AEST). United Motorcycle Clubs of Queensland (UMCQ) spokesman Mick Kosenko says his family life and business have been on hold since the UMC launched a legal challenge on March 19 against the …

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Anti-Vlad concert

Anti-VLAD concert fails to raise funds

The organiser of a concert to raise money for the High Court fight against discriminatory VLAD Laws in Queensland has suffered a financial loss after only 150 attended. The verdict on the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment laws is expected to be released at 9.30am this Friday. Meanwhile, anti-VLAD campaigner Grant Newson says his Freedom Family Fun …

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Rider fears association laws quash US visa

A Melbourne man who attended a bikie charity ride over three years ago has been refused an American visa and he suspects the reason is association laws. John Di Clemente, 47, of Bundurra, fears the visa was rejected on the mistaken belief that he is a bikie associate, although the American embassy has not yet …

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Anti-VLAD charity concert goes ahead

The organiser of an anti-VLAD concert to raise money for the High Court fight against discriminatory VLAD Laws in Queensland has bravely decided to go ahead. An internet effort to raise money to guarantee the Freedom Family Fun Day and Concert failed to rewash its target, but organiser Grant Newson says the concert on November …

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First anti-VLAD laws charity concert

Since the introduction of the VLAD laws in October 2013, Grant Newson has been actively campaigning against them. Not just protesting, but doing something positive. In November 2013, Grant set up his first market stall in Nanango to attract people to sign a petition calling calling for the laws to be repealed. He and some …

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VLAD backflip is too little too late

The heart of the problem with the Queensland Government’s VLAD laws is that they make it a criminal offence to be someone or be associated with someone, not to commit an offence. So the recent “concessions” about segregating jailed offenders and not requiring them to wear pink jail jumpsuits is simply too little, too late …

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